Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Awards Should be Submitted by Dec. 15, 2013

At the coming down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.

Daughters,                                                                                                                                          September 23rd, 2013
This chairman for the DAR Service for Veterans committee regrets being unable to attend our 2013 Fall Forums and answer any questions you had or assisted you with ideas to continue your support of our Veterans.Hopefully this message will be a reminder that if you should ever need any information from this committee to never hesitate to e-mail or call me.This chairman wanted to let everyone know that it’s that time of year again where we should be preparing for the completion of our nominations for our three awards to be honored at State Conference and possibly Continental Congress in 2014.  The deadline for these nominations must be received by me no later than December 15, 2013

The three awards will be for the following:
·         Outstanding Veteran Volunteer Award - presented to a veteran in recognition of outstanding achievement in personal, professional, and in family life. Applicant must prove significant contributions of leadership, patriotism, and increased public awareness of veterans' needs. The sponsoring chapter must be in the state where the veteran lives.
·         Outstanding Youth Volunteer Award - presented to a youth volunteer who serves in a VA facility and who is 14 to 21 years of age. The award is given in recognition of outstanding or unusual care given to veteran-patients. The candidate for the award serves as a role model for peers and consistently demonstrates the qualities of leadership.
·         Outstanding DAR Service for Veterans Award - presented to a DAR member in recognition of outstanding care given to veterans in any of the following areas: Federal VA facilities, state veterans facilities, nursing homes, veterans shelters, and outpatient clinics. The outstanding NSDAR volunteer has given more than her time. She has made meaningful contributions to veterans through creative and resourceful outreach.
This chairman is sending this message as a challenge to all chapters and will be looking forward to hearing from everyone throughout the state with their wonderful nominations in all three categories.  Please begin working within your chapters to nominate our Outstanding DAR members for their humbling work with our Veterans.  Also, don’t forget our youth volunteers.  These young men and women are to be commended for dedicating time to help our Veterans.   Lastly, our Veterans Volunteers!  They know what the men and women around them have sacrificed for our Country and are paying them back for standing by them while protecting our Country.  Without these DAR members, Youth Volunteers and Veterans Volunteers a lot of Our Nation’s Heroes would be forgotten and alone.
Please take some time to look around your chapters and community for your chapter’s nominations. 
If you even know of someone in another chapter that should be recognized for their outstanding work with our Veterans; work with that member’s home chapter to ensure they receive the proper recognition for their dedication and hard work.

With a humbled heart and appreciation,
Anna C. Sutton

NC DAR Service for Veterans Chairman

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